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    Will the Ombudsman Fix IPv6 DNS Problems ?
    by Anonymous on Thursday December 09 2004, @02:58PM (#14536)
    About three weeks ago, some of our users have told us that they were
    experiencing many DNS resolution failures while surfing the Web. We
    analyzed this, and part of the explanation we came up with should work
    for others, especially if the following conditions are met:

    Are you using BIND 9 on the recursive nameserver that you normally use?
    If so, does the installation of BIND 9 on your recursive nameserver
    include support for DNS queries over IPv6?

    BIND 9 seems to have trouble when a nameserver responds fine under
    IPv4, but doesn't respond well (or at all) under IPv6 (e.g. because
    IPv6 connectivity between you and the server is somehow broken): It
    will continue to query the name server under its unresponsive IPv6
    address in some situations. I have seen this a lot when tracing IPv6
    DNS queries from our recursive name servers(*).

    This can be very noticeable, especially since A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET and
    B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET now have AAAA records (IPv6 addresses). Many
    ccTLDs - including ours - have recently added IPv6-reachable name
    servers, too.

    Know issue which will be fixed in BIND 9.2.5/9.3.1.

                    Workarounds:
                    * upgrade to 9.3.0 and run "named -4".
                    * configure --disable-ipv6.
                    * get yourself IPv6 connectivity.

            A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET and B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET now have AAAA address
            and the RTT estimates are not being penalised because you don't
            have IPv6 connectivity.

                    Mark
    --
    Mark Andrews, ISC
    1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
    PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews@isc.org
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    Re:Will the Ombudsman Fix IPv6 DNS Problems ?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday December 10 2004, @08:10AM (#14539)
    User #2810 Info
    I can't by any stretch see why this would be within the purview of the Ombudsman. It is even a stretch to see why this would be within the perview of ICANN, but assuming that it is, only if ICANN made some sort of decision regarding it and some other party disagreed with that decision might the Ombudsman become involved.

    The UK Register has an interview [theregister.co.uk] with the new Ombudsman Frank Fowlie. It seems he might read ICANNWatch. If so, for the record my remark regarding the non-existence of Arctic drug runners was due to the comment made by well known ethnobotanist Wade Davis [mumblage.com], another Canadian, that Arctic idigenous peoples were the only human culture he knew of, past or present, that didn't make use of mind altering substances. Of course that sadly no longer obtains with drug, alcohol and substance abuse running rampant. -g

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